Brookfield’s creation of new transit-oriented zoning, which specifies the sort of projects sought after and then short circuits the formal approval process, is working.

The anticipated ground-breaking for a six-unit apartment building on Grant Avenue in downtown is evidence. A proven developer. RMG Realty Group, is now waiting just for building permits before it starts fall construction on a parcel it purchased last spring. By staying within the zoning guidelines set for the wider transit area, RMG bypassed both the Planning and Zoning Commission and the village board.

This is a good outcome, based on an innovative zoning approach adopted by our village.